Government Fleet News

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House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

CEI Group Touts 'Highly Engaged' Workforce

Employees at the CEI Group, Inc., are among the most highly engaged in their jobs in U.S., a Gallup Inc. survey has found, CEI has announced.

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Snowplows Approved for 2015 Ford F-150 Trucks

Western Products' 7-foot, 6-inch HTS snowplow and 7-foot, 4-inch Suburbanite snowplow are now officially approved applications for 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Navy to Add Large Leased EV Fleet in Calif.

The U.S. Department of the Navy is planning to lease between 300 and 600 electrified passenger vehicles for use at Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

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Fuel Price Forecast Calls for Small Increases

The U.S. Energy Department this week revised its expectations for fuel prices this year, but they aren’t expected to go wildly higher.

The City of Columbus received four propane-powered mowers for its airport golf course. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus.

Ohio City Testing Propane Autogas Mowers

The City of Columbus has partnered with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) and R&R Products on a propane-autogas mower research program. The city is receiving four mowers for use at its airport golf course at no cost.

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

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Elgin Recalls Street Sweepers for Boom Risk

The action affects 66 Megawind MX trucks whose booms are at risk for detaching.

Photo courtesy of John Deere.

John Deere Increases Base Telematics Service to Five Years

John Deere is extending its JDLink Ultimate service in base subscription from three to five years for production-scale equipment.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford Batters 2017 F-150 Raptor in Desert Testing

The 2017 F-150 Raptor recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing.

Chevin Expands to Larger Mass. Office

Chevin Fleet Solutions has expanded into new offices near its existing Massachusetts location thanks to a period of sustained sales success with its range of enterprise fleet management software products, according to the company.

New Class of CAFM Graduates Includes 28 Public Fleet Professionals

The NAFA Fleet Management Association announced its 2014-2015 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) graduates. Of the 42 graduates, 28 work in the public sector and in universities.

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Texas Sheriff Acquires 8WD Amphibious Vehicle

The Potter County (Texas) Sheriff's Office has purchased an Argo eight-wheel-drive amphibious vehicle for rescues at rivers, ponds, or lakes in its jurisdiction.

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Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

Photo of 2012-2014 Camry courtesy of Toyota.

Compact SUVs Bolster June Depreciation, Small Cars Slump

Smaller cars showed the highest depreciation levels in June, while SUVs, pickups, and vans showed relative strength in a used-car market that's now tilted toward larger, less fuel efficient vehicles.

Photo courtesy of the Braun Corp.

Braun Recall to Replace Weight-Rating Labels

Current labels on some Braun-modified vehicles may include inaccurate weight-rating information, increasing the risk of vehicle overloading.

Photo of third-generation (current) Tundra courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has announced fleet incentives for 14 of its 2016 model-year vehicles and is still determining the incentive for its Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

Ohio Sheriff's AWD Vehicles Reach Remote Areas

The Pike County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office has purchased a fleet of all-wheel-drive patrol vehicles to replace aging cruisers that have been removed from service and sold at auction.

N.Y. County's Leasing Study Eyes Cost Savings

Erie County, N.Y., is conducting a study to see whether leasing vehicles could result in savings. Two county legislators requested the study after learning that a nearby county expects to save $700,000 by leasing 70 vehicles.

Source: EIA

Average Diesel Prices Down For 6th Week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down slightly, continuing a six-week streak of decreases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Photo courtesy of SLC Mayor's Office.

Salt Lake City Adds $1.75M to Fleet Fund

Salt Lake City has increased its fleet fund by $1.75 million to $5.75 million for the 2016 fiscal year to pay off debt from earlier purchases and fund new vehicles, including beefing up its zero-emission vehicle fleet and electric-charging infrastructure.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Dealing With Allergies

Allergy-suffering fleet drivers need to discuss both their symptoms and driving needs with their physician, so the right treatment plan can take both issues into consideration.

Va. Expands Alt-Fuel Incentive Program

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has approved expanding the access of the state’s alternative-fuel incentive program to local governments, Virginia Clean Cities announced. Previously, only state agencies were eligible for the program.

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Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

GFO Oil Names Parks CEO

GFO Oil LLC has appointed Michael Parks as its chief executive officer. Parks brings 35 years of experience to his new role.

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George Largay career included time at Wheels, ADT Automotive, and Manheim.

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